Father's Day Ideas for Seattle 2010

Fathers come in all shapes, ages and dispositions... Show your own Pops, father-in-law or kids' daddy how much you love him this Father's Day (June 20)--find out how by perusing this list of activities, eateries and gift shops that are surefire Dad pleasers.

Updated: June 08, 2010

Father's Day Ideas: Gifts for Dad


1513 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Snatch up some cuff links or a shiny new paisley tie for Dad's wardrobe. Mario's stocks something for every father, from the Sperry-wearin' casual pops to the decked-out austere father-in-law.

Bottleworks Inc

1710 N 45th St Ste 3, Seattle, WA 98103

This Wallingford specialty shop is an ideal place to spend a bit on your beer geek Pops, since a regularly changing lineup of domestics and imports are available.

Archie McPhee

1300 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

If your Dad or husband loves an ironic gift, make him laugh with something from this unbelievably wacky store filled floor-to-ceiling with stuff you didn't even know you needed: mints that taste like onion rings, Jesus action figures, underpants for your pet squirrel and an entire category of bacon-themed novelties.

Father's Day Ideas: Eating Out with Dad

Naked City Taphouse

8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Your locavore Poppa will love the sustainable options at this awesome beer restaurant, where the food options (think high-end bar snacks, entrees and sandwiches) match the beer selection.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle

727 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

If Dad loves a serious steak, there's nowhere better than this downtown restaurant. It's a chain, sure, but one that knows what they're doing.

El Gaucho

2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

It's a rare man who turns down a dinner at this legendary steakhouse--impress your FIL with a lobster or filet mignon, but save room for the tableside flambe desserts.

Morton's The Steakhouse

1511 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

"Cupcakes for a cause" is the theme this holiday at Morton's. Kids cost $25 each and dads get in free for a daytime cupcake decorating event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; prix fixe steak dinner that evening is $69 per person.

Father's Day Ideas: Activities with Dad

Safeco Field

1250 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98134

Catch the matinee Mariners v. Cincinnati Reds game on Father's Day. Use promo code "father" to get a magnetic photo frame you can give Dad as a souvenir.

Discovery Park

3801 W Government Way, Seattle, WA 98199

Take a leisurely stroll through this vast park--the city's largest. Especially great if you've got a family dog to bring along.

Jefferson Park Golf Course

2501 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

Nestled between Magnolia and Queen Anne is this golf course, complete with mealtime options like the "lunch bucket" to keep Dad sated and entertained.

Museum of Flight

9404 E Marginal Wy S, Seattle, WA 98108

With an inventory boasting the first presidential jet, a Caproni Ca.20 and the world's first fighter plane from World War I, this engrossing Tukwila museum is entertaining for poppas young and old.

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks / Ballard Locks

3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107

Oggle boats of all sizes at Ballard's infamous locks, a picturesque setting of fascinating function. Bonus: the fish ladder, which offers a close-up view of salmon migration.

St Edward State Park

14445 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

Celebrate the state's booming craft beer industry at the Washington Brewers Festival June 18-20. Friday is for 21-and-older only, but the weekend is all ages--perfect for hip dads with young kids.

Experience Music Project

2901 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98101

Is the man in your life a former rock 'n' roller turned full-time dad? Indulge him at the EMP; also great for sci-fi buffs, as the Science Fiction museum is just downstairs.